Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

Japanese govt. blamed vertigo as the reason their jet crash in pacific ocean in last April


IllustrationIllustration - In April a Japanese F-35 jet fighter was reported to have crashed in the Pacific Ocean while doing flying exercises and that incident killed the pilot. The results of the investigation found that there are no mechanical or software problems on the aircraft. For this reason, Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya concluded the possibility of an aircraft pilot of getting vertigo.

The condition of vertigo is known to cause a person to feel very dizzy which made the person has difficulty of controlling balance. "We believe it is very likely that the pilot suffered vertigo or spatial disorientation and he did not realize it. This condition can attack all pilots no matter how experience they are" Takeshi was quoted as saying by Reuters on Monday, June 10th 2019.

The Chairperson of the Indonesian Aviation Medicine Specialist Association (PERDOSPI), Dr.dr. Wawan Mulyawan, SpBS, SpKP, explained that this could occur due to balance disorders in the inner ear. Therefore, a pilot is advised to train himself through a simulation with the Advance Orientation Training tool.

"Disorientation is the main cause, which is a disruption of the body's balance system in the inner ear, which makes people deceived because there is a semicircular canal fluid in it " said Dr.Wawan some time ago.


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